A couple more small oil studies here. The first one was done a little while ago and I’m a little concerned that the yellow colors are taking so long to dry. I use Gamblin oil colors and the yellow in this one is mostly Indian Yellow. I expect some paints to dry more slowly than others but it’s been weeks and it’s still not dry to the touch.
5 x 7 inches oil on gessoed paper
I used the limited palette I mentioned before for the sketch above (indian yellow, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue and white) I think I may have added a little pthalo green as well here and there.
At the suggestion of landscape painter Elio Camacho, who was kind enough to visit and make some very instructive comments, I did the painting below using the palette he suggested (yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, viridian, white and mars black.
6 x 4.5 inches on board
It was very interesting to paint with no Blue. (See Elio’s comment on my previous post for more details on how this works) To make things more difficult, I happened to choose a glass that had a beautiful blue edge at the top. It was pretty funny trying to paint that. There was no way I could match the colors I was seeing with the palette I had so I was forced to stick to painting the values and color relationships. I’m not sure Elio meant for me to try this with a still life like this but it was a fun experiment and I’ll play with it some more. I did cheat right at the end and used a little bit of a tint of prussian blue on the rim of the glass. Sorry, Elio.